, Letter, , Adams Co., IL, to JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 27 May 1839. Featured version copied [between 27 May and 30 Oct. 1839] in JS Letterbook 2, p. 15; handwriting of ; JS Collection, CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for JS Letterbook 2.
On 27 May 1839, , who was living near , Illinois, sent a brief letter to JS, who had relocated to , Illinois, on 10 May. Partridge included with his message another letter that he was informed was for JS. Because of JS’s recent move, it was possible that mail was still being sent to him in Quincy. On 29 May 1839, replied to Partridge on JS’s behalf, clarifying that JS was not the intended recipient of the forwarded letter. Partridge’s original letter to JS is apparently not extant, but Mulholland copied it into JS Letterbook 2 between 27 May and 30 October 1839.
Sister Bronson has just handed me the enclosed letter which she wished me to forward to you, She and Br H. both say they expect that it is for you— but if it proves not to be your letter you can rectify the mistake. Br W. C. I expect is up that way somewhere, I send by Br Fisher. Br ’ daughter is thought to be rather on the mend, but she is yet very low.
Probably Harriet Gould Brunson. She and her husband, Seymour Brunson, lived in Far West, Missouri, before relocating to Quincy. Seymour Brunson left Missouri in 1838, after Far West was occupied by the state militia. Harriet Gould Brunson and their children remained in Far West until early 1839; they joined Seymour in Quincy in late February or early March. They stayed in Quincy for a few months before continuing on to Commerce. (Brunson, Autobiography, 11–13; Rich, Autobiography and Journal, 40.)
Brunson, Lewis. Autobiography, 1861. CHL.
Rich, Sarah Pea. Autobiography, 1885–1893. 2 vols. Sarah Pea Rich, Autobiography and Journal, 1884–1893. CHL. MS 1543.
Possibly William Cahoon, who left Far West in early February 1839 and temporarily settled in Quincy. Sometime in mid- to late March, he moved in with a family by the name of Travis and remained with them until relocating to Montrose, Iowa Territory, in fall 1839. (Cahoon, Autobiography, 46–47.)
Cahoon, William F. Autobiography, 1878. Microfilm. CHL. MS 8433.
See Alexander Campbell, Bethany, VA, to W. Jones, 26 Mar. 1835, in Millennial Harbinger (Bethany, WV), 1 July 1835, 228; “Man,” in Buck, Theological Dictionary, 257; and New Testament Revision 2, part 2, p. 137 [Joseph Smith Translation, 1 Timothy 6:16].
Buck, Charles. A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a Comprehensive View of Every Article in the System of Divinity. . . . New American ed., edited by George Bush. Philadelphia: James Kay Jr., 1830.